IHG Reservations Agent- InterContinental Times Square Hotel in New York, New York

Reservations Agent- InterContinental Times Square Hotel

Job Number R153468

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

United States - United States - New York - New York

Description

About us

The InterContinental New York Times Square is a refreshing sanctuary from the sights and sounds of NYC. Rising 36 stories above the world-famous Times Square District, crossroads of theater, dining, entertainment and business worlds, our luxury hotel is the quintessential New York City experience.

Located at 44th Street and 8th Avenue, our Times Square hotel in midtown Manhattan is within walking distance to Broadway, as well as extraordinary shopping and fabulous restaurants.

With a chic Manhattan residential feel encompassing natural elements, InterContinental Times Square features 607 guestrooms and 4 suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River and Broadway district.

Your day to day

JOB OVERVIEW:

Provide prompt, courteous and efficient handling of all requests for guest room reservations, changes, and cancellations in accordance with established standards and/or scripts. Respond to and provide information on hotel services, local attractions, travel directions, etc.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Book guest reservations for individuals and/or groups that are requested either by phone or from within the hotel in accordance with established standards and scripts using the hotel’s reservations system; process reservations from the sales, reservations centers or travel agencies/wholesalers. Designate and apply appropriate travel agency commissions.

  • Up-sell rooms where possible according to established procedures to maximize hotel average room rate; utilize yield management strategies to ensure a full house whenever possible. Suggest alternate dates for sold-out periods.

  • Process cancellations, revisions and information updates on changes; process guest reservation requests for other hotels within the reservations system.

  • Provide accurate information about the city and the surrounding attractions when asked by guests; mail hotel-specific information sheets and brochures to guests as requested.

  • Stay abreast of current rates, rate changes and all promotions; assist in rooms forecasting. Complete daily logs according to established procedures.

  • Respond appropriately to guest complaints. Make appropriate service recovery gestures according to established guidelines in order to ensure total guest satisfaction. Communicate any outstanding guest requests or issues to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up.

  • Promote team work and quality service through daily communications and coordination with other departments. Notify sales of any group bookings.

  • May assist with other duties as assigned such running daily reports, e.g. the cancellation, booking, or arrival reports.

What we need from you

Qualifications and Requirements:

Basic reading, writing, and math skills and six months experience as a reservationist or front desk agent. High school or equivalent preferred. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.

This job requires ability to perform the following:

  • Speak and listening usually while sitting

  • Use a keyboard to type in reservation information

Other:

  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with guests, clients and employees.

  • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when reviewing and processing guest reservations or daily reports.

  • Basic mathematical abilities are used some of the time.

May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.